Many lost pets are never returned to their owners because collars and tags can unexpectedly fall off or become damaged or unreadable. A microchip is a safe, simple, permanent form of identification that can significantly increase the chance that your lost pet will be returned to you. It is about the size of a grain of rice, and is implanted under your pet’s skin between the shoulder blades. The procedure takes only a few minutes and can be completed during any scheduled appointment.
Each microchip has its own unique registration number that is linked to your pet’s vital information including your name, address, and contact information. Registering the number on the microchip includes your pet in a national pet recovery database.
Veterinary hospitals, animal shelters, and animal control facilities across the country are equipped with scanners that can detect microchips and read the identification numbers. When a stray pet is brought to one of these offices, it will be scanned for a microchip. Microchipping has reunited thousands of pets with their owners.
On Call Veterinary Services microchips both large and small animals including horses and show cows. Contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org to schedule an appointment. We cover the Central Texas territory including Dale, Lockhart, Smithville, Bastrop, Cedar Creek, and La Grange.